EuroSim, the European Union simulation, is a simulation of the governing process of the European Union. Widener University has participated in EuroSim since 2004 and Dr. Jones has been involved with the simulation since 2001.

Eurosim is an annual event which takes place over the course of four days and involves students from U.S. and European universities. The location alternates between Europe and the United States, meeting in Europe in even-numbered years and the U.S. in odd-numbered years. Previous EuroSim meetings have covered the debate over food safety, enlargement, and the draft constitution. Simulations always cover current and ongoing issues in the EU itself with the goal of allowing participants to arrive at their own conclusions.

Widener University hosted EuroSim 2011 which took place March 31 - April 3, 2011. Cohesion policy and funding were the topics discussed and debated that year.

EuroSim 2012 took place at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland and covered immigration and asylum policy. After the program, Widener students traveled with Dr. Jones to Krakow where they visited the Wieliczka salt mine (a 700 year old mine) and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

EuroSim 2013 will be hosted by East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA, April 4-7, 2013. The topic will cover cyber-security and data sharing issues and policies.

The University of Twente in the Netherlands is hosting EuroSim 2014 with dates and a topic yet to be decided.

"What's Up @ Widener" covered EuroSim 2012

EuroSim 2004 - EuroSim 2010

Students who have taken a class on European history or politics or are enrolled in Professor Jones' Politics of European Integration class (GP228) are invited to participate in this exciting and interesting simulation.

For more information on the EuroSim contact Professor Becky Jones.

Links for the European Union

Europa - The European Union EU Observer
European Parliament
European Commission BBC Inside Europe
Council of the European Union